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  1. If my memory serves me correctly there is a very nice freeware DR400 available for FS2004 and FSX. I used to fly it in FS2004. And the best thing is - the flight dynamics were by Rob Young from Real Air Simulations! Worth a search if you don't want to splash out on the payware version just yet.. I'm going to reinstall it tonight.
  2. The DR400 is still a popular touring aircraft here in the U.K. I used to have a share in one. Lovely to fly, very forgiving with good low speed handling characteristics and four "proper" seats. The only issue as you mentioned is the fact that it's constructed of wood which means it must be kept "indoors" - an expensive option here in the UK with the very limited hanger space at most airfields. Am quite tempted by this FSX version!
  3. Think I'm still using version 3.2.1 will check from home this weekend. I see what you mean re aero's Keith. I haven't really tried much in the FSX Chippie. I tend to use the Real Air SF-260 for those I'll swap the air/aircraft cfg's around and see if it makes it any better for me. PS: Hope I didn't send u to sleep with my traffic reports
  4. I tried the v3 chippie with DDS textures but for some reason the aeroplane appears semi transparent in DX10. Also those alternative sounds are awful. Much prefer the original IMHO.
  5. Excellent thanks Keith. At the moment I'm doing the travel news every afternoon and evening on LBC in London and BBC 3CR in Beds/Bucks/Herts (from the safety of a studio..weather is too bad for any flying..!) Cheers, Adam
  6. My first Chippie flight was with the ATC at North Weald age 15, I daren't say the year.. That's interesting! Is the above link with the updated cfg air files? If so I'll give it a try again. Adam
  7. I've had the same problems so bought addonconverter x and all shows up fine now on the Chippie. It's one of my favourite addons for FSX and the first "real" aircraft I ever flew solo. I wouldn't recommend the updated airfile or aircraft.cfg. IMO the original is perfectly realistic. But seeing you're also an ex chippie flyer see what you think! Regards, Adam
  8. I tried this software but it just froze once I'd asked it to fix so I have removed it. Hope it hasn't done any permanent damage to my setup!
  9. You did say... How did you find the flight model?
  10. As suggested above... Get the JustFlight Flying Club X Warrior. Flight dynamics by Rob Young from RealAir Simulations. Need I say more? VC and 2D panel are a bit dated but the handling qualities are absolutely spot-on and make up for the lack of eye-candy. Cheers, Adam
  11. OK not done an "alpha channel" before will try and follow your web instructions! Does this channel go above the rest of the graphics or below?Text on my model is larger than other repaints. I dont see why it should be so pixalated though (see pic below).Thanks again for your helpADamhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/146236.jpg
  12. OK opened BMP in DXTBmp. unticked "include when saving" (mipmaps) and saved both the fuselage and wing BMPs as "Extended 32 bit 888-8" BMP files. When I open the aircraft in FS2004 can see logo + text but the aircraft reflection is OTT (and text is still quite pixilated)Any ideas?http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/146213.jpg
  13. Think this is the best place to post this pic and ask for some advice?As you can see my text appears blurred on this repaint of the Eaglesoft Citation IISP. When FS2004 loads it appears really blurred and pixalated then occasionally becomes sharper. Doesn't happen with any of the other repaints..I repainted the PSD file in Photoshop and saved as a 32bit BMP @ 1024 x 1024.Anyone help?ThanksAdamhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/146199.jpg
  14. I haven't tried installing the file yet! ;)Downloading from their website at 30 KB/s on my 8MB connection. HmmAdam
  15. It's ok someone from FSD has obviously seen my original message and fixed their website. Now downloading the file zzzzzzzzzz
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